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Services for Laura Mae Watson, 83, of Ada are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Chickasaw Community Center in Ada. The Rev. Osborn Roberts will officiate. Burial will follow at Boiling Springs Cemetery near Centrahoma. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Watson passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at a local hospital. She was born Dec. 29, 1933, in Centrahoma to James and Evelyn Byrd Frazier. She attended Goodland Indian Presbyterian Grade School and graduated from Haskell Boarding School in Lawrence, Kansas. She attended a licensed practical nurses school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and surgical technician training at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.
She married Joe Simon Watson in October 1958. He preceded her in death Dec. 27, 2000, in Ada. Mrs. Watson was a licensed practical nurse, retiring after 50 years of service. She was a member of the Boiling Springs Indian Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Denise Young and her husband, Jeremy, of Ruidoso, New Mexico; a daughter-in-law, Sheila Watson; three grandchildren, Chris Watson, Trevor Watson and Rachel Johnson; a great-granddaughter, TeAta Johnson; three sisters, Kay West, Nina Crossley and Nancy Sinclair; and three brothers, Truman Frazier, Harold Don Frazier and Dennis Frazier; and other close relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Simon Watson; her son, Jay Loren Watson; her parents, James and Evelyn Frazier; and a sister, Mandy Lee Kennedy.
Bearers will be John David Kennedy, Jimbo Crossley, Chad Smith, Chris Watson, Trevor Watson and Jonah Billy.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, 602 SW 35th, Oklahoma City, OK 73109; or you may contribute through their website at www.umc-oimc.org.
Published on October 3, 2017
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